Every digital venture needs a CTO (chief technology officer) to provide technical leadership and steer product success. Yet many companies (from startups to growing ventures) make high-profile hires without sufficient insight into candidate knowledge, experience and management style. Our experts conduct structured interviews with your candidates to deliver actionable assessments that drill down into competencies and gaps to inform better recruitment.
The goal of the Assessment Kickoff meeting is to understand the client’s recruitment goals, the business context and the expectations for the CTO role. We seek to understand the specific context of the role, whether we will talk to one candidate or several, whether it is a new hire at a startup or a replacement for a previous incumbent. We’ll also discuss the assessment process and the format and schedule the interview process. This meeting will last 1 hour.
Our assessment survey covers more than 50 topics, probing for knowledge and problem-solving skills. Pentalog’s assessment tool distills industry best practices and decades of experience. The assessment report is shared with the assessed person. The assessment interview may last up to 3 hours.
Successful CTOs generally have open minds and are eager to learn. Based on our assessment observations, we’ll provide recommendations to each interviewee, which may be used as part of future self-learning or mentoring. Even highly experienced professionals may benefit from by gaining knowledge on key topics. Additional resources may include articles, books, e-learning courses and more.
After sharing our assessment reports for initial review, we conduct an Assessment Review Meeting with the client to close the process. During this 1-hour meeting, we review in detail the key finding and present any additional feedback we’ve gained about the fit of each candidate, anchoring our feedback in the stated goals for making the hire.
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